Martin Lavelle

Federal Reserve economist Martin Lavelle joins Equipment Finance Connect 2024

Equipment Finance Connect is pleased to again welcome the Federal Reserve to this year’s speaker faculty.  

Martin Lavelle, senior business economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will present at Equipment Finance Connect 2024 on the impact of current economic trends on the equipment finance market on Monday, May 6, at 11:05 a.m. ET.  

The conference takes place May 5-7 at the Omni Nashville Hotel in Tennessee.  

View the full event agenda here.   

Lavelle has worked with the Chicago Fed’s Detroit branch for nearly two decades and mainly focuses on rural economic development, the auto industry, consumer spending, construction and real estate. He routinely contributes to the Chicago Fed’s portion of the Fed’s Beige Book, a report on the 12 districts represented by Federal Reserve Banks, and is an author for the Midwest and Michigan Economy Blogs.  

Lavelle will give a presentation about how larger economic headwinds impact the equipment finance market. In particular, he is expected to discuss how to identify signs of reversals in charge-off trends, strategies to manage macroeconomic conditions and the prognosis for interest rates.  

Complimentary registrations for Equipment Finance Connect 2024 are available to equipment dealers.  

Equipment Finance Connect features three days of networking and educational sessions focused on best practices to enhance finance operations. Sessions include roundtable discussions on optimizing a finance and insurance portfolio and best practices in strategic planning, and panel discussions on advancing technology and enhancing finance operations.   

For more information about the event, visit the Equipment Finance Connect website. Register for the event here